Sunday, February 8, 2009

Some Challenges Going On!

I am up really late, or I should say I'm up really early, as it is 2:00 a.m.! I came back from visiting with my nephews around 9:00 last night (see this post) and couldn't sleep. So I had my sketches in hand and off I went to my basement stamping room to stamp! I actually didn't get down there until after 10:30 (yes, I'm a night owl!). I decided on two by Lauren Meader and the other by Taylor VanBruggen. I also decided to try Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge...Let's Get Negative. I'll explain later.

This first one is Lauren's sketch. Let me just say that I was very disappointed in the way this photographed. It's so much richer and prettier in person! I used SU's Puns from the Past for this one. I've been reading the blogs and everyone seems to have gotten the flu bug! So, this card is for all of you who have been stricken by this bug! Hope you are better soon! I used Basic Grey's Bittersweet again. I just love this paper! The base is Pink Pirouette. I strayed a bit from Lauren's sketch by staggering the flowers. I just thought it looked better. When they were side-by-side as in the sketch, they looked like eyes peering at me, so askew they went! I stamped the image in Adirondack Espresso, cut and embossed it with a rectangular nestie, and sponged the Pink Pirouette on it while it was still in the die. I scalloped the edges of all the layers on the right side, even the base. I placed a piece of paper on the inside so when the card it closed the scallops pop off of it. You can see it in the second picture.

This next one is Taylor's sketch and Sharon's Let's Get Negative challenge. We were supposed to use negative images. So I started by creating a frame from a piece of certainly celery using a scallop oval nestie. I taped a piece of white behind it and stamped the sentiment in Versafine black. I then placed the nestie over the image and sponged so saffron around it and finished it off by placing two so saffron brads in the two corners. The cupcake was stamped on the white piece, cut and embossed with circle nesties, and then the liner of the cupcake was paper pieced with the dp. I then added liquid applique and sprinkled it with glitter before heating it. The cherry was colored with a red copic marker. The ribbon is so saffron grosgrain, the dp is Delicate Dots, and the sentiment on the front is Yummy, all from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

The cupcake and stamps on the inside are from Inkadinkadoo's Birthday Cupcake set. I'm not sure if I'll have another card today for the Featured Stamper challenge. I have lots of school work to do! So if I don't see you later, have a great Sunday and a wonderful week!


Anne Jagger said...

Hi there

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
I love your "yummy" card and your blog too.

Mick Jagger? Funnily enough his ancestors came from the same area of the North of England as me so we probably ARE related somewhere along the line! LOL
Unfortunately, I don't know him (or I might have even MORE stash :-))
Love Anne Jagger x

Cheryl said...

These are both great! I love how you pulled several challenges into these two cards! I like the idea of using the negative!
Oops, I forgot in the last post-thanks for sahring the "horseplay" pictures! They made me smile!

LeAnne said...

Wonderful creations! Amazing how those late night (morning) sessions can turn so creative! I really love the negative one, that is a cutie!


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